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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:20:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 36' North, Longitude: 159° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.75 meters/second, 1662.3 km/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.87 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1032.88 mi
24 hours0° 05' 11.4"5.96 miWest0° 22' 37.1"25.90 miSouth26.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 01' North, Longitude: 61° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.11 meters/second, 1508.8 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miWest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 miNorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.1"937.19 miWest0° 01' 37.5"1.86 miNorth937.10 mi
24 hours11° 46' 14.6"760.22 miEast0° 11' 41.0"13.40 miNorth759.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirSat 12:20 PM202 km125 miles109 nmNorthwest NW
KoloniaSat 12:20 PM202 km126 miles109 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSat 1:20 PM1074 km667 miles580 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroSat 1:20 PM1314 km817 miles710 nmEast E
TarawaSat 1:20 PM1578 km980 miles852 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraSat 12:20 PM1663 km1033 miles898 nmSouth S
Wake IslandSat 1:20 PM1705 km1059 miles921 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HagåtñaSat 11:20 AM1830 km1137 miles988 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySat 11:20 AM2147 km1334 miles1160 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraSat 10:20 AM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmWest-southwest WSW

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